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  1. The logic of the plot and the logic that the characters follow is baffling. It all makes for muddled, inconsistent storytelling. This episode is definitely going to be overrated. The only thing you can really applaud if for is that it follows D&D's formula firmly.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 608?

    I would have loved to see Cersei slowly unravel and grow more and more paranoid. That would have been so much more interesting to watch. And I agree, Lena would have been able to pull that off more than convincingly.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 605?

    I think that's a really astute criticism of the season thus far. D&D really drag out the plots and then suddenly throw in an emotional or shocking scene to mask the overall weakness of the episode. And I certainly agree that potentially interesting moments are often ruined. I won't be surprised if the rest of the season plays out in the same pattern and then ends with a battle and then a cliffhanger ending about Jon's parentage.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 605?

    Well you continue to watch the show despite the amount of violence and sexual perversion presented. Just because you're a bit desensitized to those scenes doesn't make you a psychopath. The fact that you continue to watch the show (in spite of the very visual elements of violence) doesn't imply that you have emotional issues. So don't assume that some viewers have "emotional issues' just because they weren't as deeply affected by the Hodor scene as you were. And despite my disappointment with the last two seasons, I continue to watch the show because certain revelations (like the idea of the time paradox) can provide significant implications for the direction of the plots for WoW and the ultimate narrative (as told by GRRM).
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 605?

    That's a bit of a baseless assumption. For myself, the Hodor origin was the only saving grace of the episode. Elsewhere the plot didn't seem to have much significance or impact. Even the Bran storyline though interesting in terms of introducing the possibility and revelation of a time paradox, was somewhat incoherent. Overall I've been rather disappointed with this season and this particular episode didn't seem to really improve upon the season as a whole. While I actually didn't rate the episode a 1 (though I did give it a low rating), I can understand why the episode would warrant a 1 among other viewers (especially book readers). So, no, having a differing opinion from you doesn't make someone who rated the episode a 1 a psychopath.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 605?

    Having a different opinion from the majority doesn't definitively make you a troll. I certainly won't dismiss or disregard anyone who thinks the episode is a 10.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 605?

    Emilia Clarke certainly isn't a very good actress but it also doesn't help that D&D give Daeny such cheap moments of "empowerment" and exaggerated entitlement issues. The scene with the play was clearly another ploy to stall the series yet again. Arya's story is a bit less entertaining (especially since her warging abilities were apparently omitted). Her Daredevil training seems pointless considering Arya can't seem to fight WITH her eyesight. The mythology of the Others doesn't seem very well explained and very superficial. The CoTF created the white walkers to protect the forest against men? (I really hope this isn't based of GRRM's unreleased outline of the series). The children's "napalm bombs" (LOL) also are incredibly useless. And is it just me or does the costume and makeup of the CoTF look cheap as hell? I agree that Sydow was wasted. They may as well have kept the original actor. What did Bran learn from Bloodraven? Nothing. He wanted to see what was up in the Tower and was abruptly pulled from the vision. I think Hodor's name origin will be pretty true in the books in terms of the significance of Bran's role and the idea of the time paradox, but I'm also confident GRRM will execute the story in a much more finessed and satisfying way.
  8. Wow. That's a great catch. Never even noticed that parallel.
  9. Where did you learn reading comprehension? There are absolutely no parallels between Jon and the Hound and there certainly aren't any indications in the books that Jon and Sansa will develop a romantic relationship. Furthermore, Jon and Sansa just barely give a shit about each other in the books. "He missed his true brothers: little Rickon, bright eyes shining as he begged for a sweet; Robb, his rival and best friend and constant companion; Bran, stubborn and curious, always wanting to follow and join in whatever Jon and Robb were doing. He missed the girls too, even Sansa, who never called him anything but “my half brother” since she was old enough to understand what bastard meant. And Arya… he missed her even more than Robb, skinny little thing that she was, all scraped knees and tangled hair and torn clothes, so fierce and willful. Arya never seemed to fit, no more than he had… yet she could always make Jon smile. He would give anything to be with [Arya] now, to muss up her hair once more and watch her make a face, to hear her finish a sentence with him." - Jon, AGOT - “'Snow? Yes, it would be Snow, I suppose.'" (Myranda Royce) "She had not thought of Jon in ages. He was only her half brother, but still… with Robb and Bran and Rickon dead, Jon Snow was the only brother that remained to her. I am a bastard too now, just like him." -Sansa. AFFC And Arya wouldn't "swoop out of nowhere" to be with Jon. I'm not necessarily saying their relationship would be romantic but they certainly have the closest relationship out of all the Stark siblings. They are constantly thinking about one another and contemplating how much they miss one another. "He used to muss my hair and call me ‘little sister'. Arya missed Jon most of all, just saying his name made her sad." -Arya, ASOS "Needle was Jon Snow's smile. He used to mess my hair and call me "little sister," she remembered, and suddenly there were tears in her eyes.” -Arya, AFFC These two quotes don't even come close to all the times Jon and Arya think about each other. In the books Jon compares Ygritte to Arya and Arya compares Gendry to Jon. Arya doesn't fully commit to her vow as a Faceless Man because she can't give up Needle which most especially represents her connection to Jon. Jon breaks his vows to the Night's Watch when he tries to wage war against the Boltons because he believes Ramsay Bolton holds "Arya" captive. I mean...the books are filled to the brim with references to Jon and Arya's relationship (not to mention that GRRM's original outline planned for an eventual Jon and Arya love story). I'm sorry but I think it is you, sir, who has "no insight into how George writes". I don't know what books you've been reading to come to the conclusion you have. You may have just been reading some bad Jon/Sansa fanfic online.
  10. I think season 6 thus far is just awful. The pacing goes too quickly or too slowly at times. There is a lot of inconsistency with characterization (I'm lookin' atchu Sansa) and so much of the plot just feels plain pointless. It feels like D&D are dragging things out by writing bad fanfic off GRRM's books. THE GOOD Tyrion His scenes are always great. The actor is great and the characterization is spot on. I like the exploration of how he functions as a ruler and leader. THE BAD + THE UGLY Sansa + Jon Reunion There was no build up to this. Sansa and Jon had no dialogue or interaction before this scene. Nothing about it felt very emotional. It just felt out of the blue. And a lot of the lines Sansa was mumbling felt largely out of character. (Really? She's going to take on Ramsay Bolton even if she doesn't have Jon's help? Please.) Dany She's got a lot of pseudo "bad-ass" moments. She shows no prowess or cunning as a leader. The only thing going for her is her apparent immunity to fire. She can't even control her dragons properly. Also the actress playing her is absolutely horrible. Osha/ Ramsay This was a scene that was clearly thrown in for the cheap violence shock factor. Before violence had some meaning. Now it's just pointless. We get it. Ramsay is a sadistic motherfucker. And I get that adaptations are always different but a lot of the changes D&D have made to the source material seem to have no logic behind them and the end result is plot chaos. If they can omit Bran for one whole season they could have just omitted Sansa from Season 5 and 6. I much prefer the Arya/Jeyne Poole plot to Sansa's Raped-then-Escaped plot. Then maybe Sansa's character wouldn't jump around so much. And for those people shipping Jon and Sansa and saying there are plenty of hints throughout the book series here is some advice...IMPROVE YOUR READING COMPREHENSION. There is absolutely no evidence that Jon and Sansa have feelings for one another or deeply care about each other.